We are very pleased with this hotel for a number of reasons. The staff has been so accommodating to us ... we had a reservation, but decided to come a day early and had to make a separate reservation for the additional night. We stayed in a double the first night and, while it as small and the bathroom was a little tired, it was certainly going to adequate to our needs. Low and behold, a class field trip or two decided to book this hotel as well, and they needed our puny little double, so they upgraded us to a HUGE suite with two nicely updated bathrooms, a KING size bed and a very comfortable pull out sofa. I think this room is probaby almost half the square footage of my whole house!
Getting to the hotel was a snap. It's right off of the interstate and you just pull right off and pull right in to the parking lot. No navigating any complicated city streets in the middle of the night upon arrival. The metro stop is more or less right next door to the hotel, five minute walk at most. Perfect. Other folks on here were complaining about the traffic noise and I was on the fifth floor the first night on the west side of the building and, yeah, you could hear a vehicle every once in a while, but it was not loud at all, and certainly nothing that would keep you awake unless you are just one of those people who expects a hotel to be just like home. It ain't. None of them are.
We ate breakfast at the hotel restaurant the first morning and it was o.k. It's not the MGM Grand Buffet, but it will suffice! It's not the egg patty icky thing you get at those free breakfast hotels either. You could also order off of a menu, but we chose to go the buffet route, so that is all I can speak to.
DO NOT come to Washington and expect to drive to where you are going. It is an insane place filled with jerks behind the wheel. I tell you this because you may not really appreciate how important that METRO stop right next door to this place is, but I assure you, it may be the single biggest selling point for booking a room here.
The price for what we are getting and the comfort and safety level we feel at this location is a great value. I shopped around a lot and this hotel was one of the most affordable so I took a chance on it and I am glad that I did. If we return to D.C., we will definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Alexandria at Carlyle welcomes each guest to its convenient location off the Capital Beltway / I-95. Our charming, full-service hotel is just a block from the Metro for fast & easy travel to Old Town Alexandria, Reagan International Airport (DCA) & the Washington, DC area. This hotel's location in Alexandria, VA pleases travelers who want the excitement of a big-city vacation & a friendly neighborhood atmosphere. Alexandria is minutes from popular DC attractions like the Smithsonian Museums, the Lincoln Memorial & George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens. Head to the historic waterfront in Old Town Alexandria to stroll cobblestone streets or dine in a historic tavern. This Alexandria hotel is ideal for corporate travelers. We're near Michael Baker Engineering, Hoffman Town Center, the US Patent &Trademark Office and other businesses in the DC area. We offer FREE local shuttle service and FREE parking to all guests to save money on travel costs. We offer ample meeting space, free high-speed, wireless Internet access & a 24-hour Business Center. Our quality amenities make us a standout among hotels in Alexandria, VA. After a day of sightseeing, slip into the heated, indoor pool to unwind or work out in the Fitness Center; then enjoy a cocktail & appetizers at Bistro Eighteen90. You'll be charmed by historic Alexandria & this hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Alexandria Sw Eisenhower Ave Hotel Alexandria
- Holiday Inn Telegraph Rd
- Alexandria Holiday Inn